Bug 2701 prevented me from installing Red Hat 6.0 from my
Backpack CD ROM. Bug 3939 prevented me from installing from
my SCSI hard drive.
I downloaded the boot image updates as suggested in 3939
comments (but it did not fix SCSI driver problems). This
bug is in the updated boot images and is either a bug in
the fix to 2701 or is unrelated. It may also occur in 6.1.
In 6.0 I had the option of selecting an "other" CD type of
Microsolution Backpack. In the update I have the option of
selecting a parallel port CD ROM instead.
In both 6.0 and the update I am told the device cannot be
found anywhere, regardless of whether I attempt to pass the
port address of LPT1 (e.g. bpcd=0x3bc or just 0x3bc - one
of these must be correct, but this is the usual address
The difference from 2701 is that there is an error message
on one of the other virtual consoles saying something like:
pcd.o not found in archive
What I think has happened is that there has been some
reorganisation of drivers so that bpcd is replaced by a
generic pcd and this is supposed to fix 2701. But there is
a bug in the fix.
Parallel port CD-ROMs will not work with the update images.
To use a parallel-port CD-ROM, try getting the images from
Do these work better?
------- Additional Comments From 10/14/99 19:40 -------
ftp://people.redhat.com/notting/paride/boot.img worked much better.
Once installation done (and after reading you emails) I did:
mknod /dev/pcd b 46 0
ln -s /dev/pcd /dev/cdrom
For the time being I have added these lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
Adding to the list of requested features for future releases.
*** Bug 6477 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***